Sentence example with the word 'malapropism'


abuse of terms, anagram, aporia, circumlocution, exclamation, hypercorrection, logogriph, mispronunciation, paronomasia, punning, syllepsis

Definition n. the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

Last update: October 1, 2015


In class, everyone laughed at Bill’s malapropism when he complained about electrical votes instead of electoral votes.    [Please select]


Jane was so nervous during the debate she did not realize she had made a malapropism until her opponent made a joke about her word use.   [Please select]

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- malapropism - aardwolf